Lonzo Ball's health remains one of the biggest storylines around the Chicago Bulls this season. The playmaking point guard has been sidelined for the entire 2022-23 campaign so far after having surgery on his left knee, and fans are anxious to know when he could possibly suit up.
Here's the latest on the situation.
Latest Lonzo Ball Injury Update (Jan. 24)
Ball remains without a return timetable. In fact, optimism is starting to dissipate in regards to the guard playing during the 2022-23 season at all. He has openly admitted that's a legitimate possibility, as he's still dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired knee.
The good news is that Ball's participating in some light running and on-court work, but he's not close to full-speed reps yet. As long as that barrier remains, his status will remain truly up in the air.
The Bulls have missed the former No. 2 pick this season. Chicago is currently under .500 and on the verge of falling out of the play-in tournament picture. It's clear this roster can only do so much without Ball in the lineup, and those struggles have prompted trade discussions before the deadline.
It's safe to say Ball's Bulls tenure hasn't gone exactly as planned since he was traded to the team during the 2021 offseason. He managed to play in only 35 games for Chicago last season, and he's now in danger of missing over 100 contests in just two years if he sits this entire campaign out.
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